Rep. McCarthy leads effort to condemn Rep. Maxine Waters
Dems have abandoned all principle by telegraphing approval of some rioting
Chauvin judge says Waters’ remarks may lead to case ‘being overturned’
Pelosi defends ‘confront’ cops call, Waters accuses GOP of sending ‘message to white supremacists’
Rep. Maxine Waters — who has been blasted for calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” if former cop Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder charges in George Floyd’s death — reportedly asked for police protection during her trip to Minneapolis.
A document obtained and published by Townhall appears to show that the Democratic congresswoman requested a police escort to the city, where she called for people to “stay in the streets” during the unrest.
Waters, 82, flew to Minnesota-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday and demanded a guilty verdict for the former officer “or else.”
The document published by the outlet lists the “requesting organization” as the US Capitol Police and the “name of the primary protectee” as Waters, who was flying on Delta.
“Police escort In & Out,” is listed as a special request on the document, which describes the “risk factor” as “moderate.”
A chorus of Republicans have assailed the congresswoman over her calls, saying her incendiary comments could incite violence in a state already on edge.
Waters stood alongside demonstrators in Brooklyn Center on Sunday morning – breaking a curfew set by police — to encourage them to make their voices heard following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and ahead of the closing arguments in Chauvin’s trial.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” she urged the crowd, who earlier had been chanting: “No good cops in a racist system!” “F–K your curfew!” and “No justice, no peace!”
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict” in the Chauvin case, Waters said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy has called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to hold Waters accountable for her remarks and vowed that he would “bring action” if he must.
On Monday, Pelosi said she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments, adding that she did not think they would incite violence, Fox News reported.
The judge in Chauvin’s murder trial also slammed Waters, saying her statements could lead to the whole case “being overturned.”
A number of prominent Republicans have condemned her words, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who linked her actions to the greater Democratic Party.
During an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday, Waters said she went to Minnesota as a “kind of Auntie Maxine” to lend her support for the protesters.
Wright, 20, was fatally shot during a traffic stop April 11 by former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who claims she mistook her service pistol for a Taser.
Since the incident, violence has erupted in Brooklyn Center, where dozens have been arrested amid rioting and looting.
The Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post. Efforts to reach Waters’ office were unsuccessful early Tuesday.
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